With six years of Olympic preparation behind him, American Jason Pryor took to the fencing strip in Rio on Tuesday.
When I caught up with him a few days before his match, he told me, "I've never been more ready for anything in my entire life."
Pryor, 28, from South Euclid, Ohio, is the top men's epee fencer in the U.S., and ranked no. 24 in the world.
His opening opponent is Benjamin Steffen of Switzerland, ranked no. 13.